today was dutch husband's and my 22nd wedding anniversary. no fanfare today but we will go our for breakfast on Sunday.. and when we move into Villa Maria, he is going to make me a Marian wayside shrine as a gift of our time together.. he is a carpenter.. much like the other St. Joseph. and a righteous man, much like the other St. Joe. he makes the best boiled eggs & toast.
so where did we meet?
I will tell you... at Parents without partners.. yes true! I had split up from my ex husband and my best girlfriend invited me along to a dance.. dutch husband had been single for a few years and one of his friends told him about a girl who was perfect for him.. so he came along to the same dance a few weeks later. that girl was me. he walked into the room, I spotted him and said to myself 'i am going to marry him oneday'.. he asked me to dance and we never parted.
we are one. I know our souls were one sometime in the past.. then that soul divided into two and went separate ways... completing soul journeys over many lifetimes and now we are together again. It feels right, you know. just feels so right. I cannot imagine life without him. I feel like part of me is missing when he is gone. he is just such a lovely, lovely man and yes, I am a lucky, lucky girl.
today is the Feast of St.Joseph. the patron Saint of selling homes. I will go to Sanctus, buy myself a medal and hang it by our door. I will ask St.Joseph to help us with a quick sale. I will ask him find the people who are next in line to living in this gorgeous old home.
today is my mothers birthday ~ she turns 74 . We hope that she will be moving up here to the mountains to live soon. this year hopefully.
today is the anniversary of me finding out I had cancer. 9 yrs ago. that is the past. this is now. and I celebrate it!